Arsenal Women Champions League return 99.9% sealed as Newcastle brushed aside

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

It’s been a mixed bag of a week for the Arsenal men and youth but Arsenal women had a week to remember.

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny right celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Molly Darlington
Newcastle United v Arsenal – Premier League – St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny right celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Molly Darlington

Let’s take a quick trip around all the games that Arsenal teams played this week.

Arsenal men

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster
Newcastle United v Arsenal – Premier League – St James Park Arsenal s Mohamed Elneny celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

vs Villarreal

Arsenal were fortunate to come away from this game still within a shout of making the final and I think it’s best if we all agree to never mention it again.

vs Newcastle United

Arsenal made light work of Newcastle, playing with a swagger than has been missing for most of the season. Mohamed Elneny found the back of the net from the edge of the box to score his first ever Premier League goal then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the second after Gabriel Martinelli found him. The main talking point after the game was the unadulterated anti-Arsenal bias of Don Goodman on Sky Sports.

Arsenal women

Everton Women v Arsenal Women FC FA Women s Super League 02/05/2021. Goal 1-2 Arsenal midfielder Kim Little 10 scores from the penalty spot 1-2 and celebrates winning the game with the last kick of the ball during the FA Women s Super League match between Everton Women and Arsenal Women FC at the Walton Hall Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom on 2 May 2021. Liverpool Walton Hall Park Stadium Copyright: Craig Galloway
Everton Women v Arsenal Women FC FA Women s Super League 02/05/2021. Goal 1-2 Arsenal midfielder Kim Little 10 scores from the penalty spot 1-2 and celebrates winning the game with the last kick of the ball during the FA Women s Super League match between Everton Women and Arsenal Women FC at the Walton Hall Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom on 2 May 2021. Liverpool Walton Hall Park Stadium Copyright: Craig Galloway

vs West Ham women

Arsenal beat West Ham midweek to move themselves to within three points of a return to the Champions League.

vs Everton women

They duly picked those up thanks to a 2-1 win at Everton on Sunday thanks to goals from Katie McCabe and a Kim Little penalty in the 90th minute to turn one point into three.

Arsenal would need see a goal difference swing of 26 on the final matchday to lose third place and the Champions League spot to Manchester United.

FA WSL table
FA WSL table

Arsenal u23s

vs Leicester u23s

The u23s drew 1-1 at Leicester on Monday.

vs West Ham u23s

They then lost 2-1 at home to West Ham on Saturday with all three goals in the game coming from the penalty spot.

Arsenal v18s

vs Liverpool u18s

Arsenal’s u18s crashed out of the FA Youth cup, going down 3-1 at Liverpool. Arsenal’s only goal came from Miguel Azeez.